Insert One Symbol for Sibelius 4

Version 01.35.00
Added 11 Aug 2005 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 4

Insert One Symbol inserts a symbol to a selected location. It is meant to have a shortcut assigned to it, to give Sibelius the ability to effectively assign a shortcut to a symbol.

To determine which symbol will be inserted, you must run Insert One Symbol Show Dialog, which puts up a dialog that lets you select a symbol, its size, and whether it is attached to a system or a staff. Insert One Symbol Show Dialog lets you put several symbols into a list, which is saved across Sibelius sessions. By re-running it and selecting a different symbol, you change the symbol that will be inserted when Insert One Symbol is run.

So, you run Insert One Symbol Show Dialog to choose the symbol, and Insert One Symbol to insert it.

New in version 1.35:

  • The X and Y offsets of staff attached symbols may now be specified.

New in version 1.33:

  • The list of symbols is now sorted in the order they appear in the symbols list, so it should be easier to find a symbol.
  • Fixed some problems with different symbol names in Sibelius 3 and Sibelius 4, as well as adding the ability to differentiate symbols with the same names.

For Sibelius 5 and later, use the plugin Insert One Symbol.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Quiz Plug-ins

Added 20 Aug 2005

For use with Sibelius 3.x and Sibelius 4

The plug-in's author says:

"I created a template for writing little musical games in Manuscript. With it, I wrote these three quiz-games - these can be used for testing your (or your students) knowledge or just for fun. You can easily write more games or tests by using one of these as a template. There are clear instructions in the Run method of each of these plug-ins. Preferably create a new folder for these in the plug-ins folder and put these there. Name it Quiz or whatever you want."

Plug-in written by Väinö Piipponen.

List Scale Tones

Version 01.50.00
Added 24 Jan 2006 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plugin lists the scale tones and non-scale tones for a number of scale types and all roots with 1 or fewer accidentals; these can be displayed in English, German, French or Spanish, and a sample can be written as notation in a score. It is possible to change how non-scale tones are spelled, and to add and edit definitions of new scales.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Scales and Arpeggios

Added 06 Feb 2006 (last updated 31 Mar 2009)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This is a minor update to the plug-in that ships with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1. It fixes a problem whereby the plug-in would sometimes create the wrong number of bars for a given set of scales.

For Sibelius 5 use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by Gunnar Hellquist.

Create Score Database

Added 27 Feb 2006 (last updated 02 Mar 2006)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

Create Score Database can be run on a folder of Sibelius scores, and generates a text file suitable for opening in e.g. Microsoft Excel or Access, listing the salient information about the scores in that folder (and, optionally, its subfolders), including:

  • Complete path and filename
  • Contents of Score Info fields
  • Time signature
  • Key signature
  • Instrumentation

and more.

The plug-in was updated on 2 March 2006 to fix a problem with incorrectly logging scores with minor key signatures.

Plug-in written by David Stafford.

Score Original Version

Version 01.60.00
Added 29 Mar 2006 (last updated 17 Jun 2015)

For use with Sibelius 3.x, Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Score Original Version displays (in the trace window) the version of Sibelius under which the score was originally created.

Updated January 23, 2009. Under Sibelius 5.0 or later the plugin will now also display the score modification date and time in local (rather than GMT) time..

Updated July 24, 2010. A warning is given that an imported House Style may update the internal version number. Under Sibelius 6 or later, both the file creation and last modification dates are now shown, also with warnings.

Updated July 26, 2010 to tidy up the warning text.

Updated 24 August 2011 to add ability to process all open scores or a folder of scores.

Updated 21 June 2012 to display currently running.

Sibelius version number

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Get User Folder Names

Version 01.31.00
Added 15 Aug 2006 (last updated 15 Feb 2017)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in lists the full path names of the various Sibelius "User" folders in a copyable form. This can be useful when determining where to place plug-ins, manuscript papers, house styles and other such files.

Updated 11 February 2010 to give correct paths for Vista and Windows 7

Updated 8 August 2011 for Sib 7 user file location compatibility

Updated 15 August 2011 to correct some Sib 7 folder names and to add the likely locations of Example Scores for Sib 6 and later.

Updated 1 August 2015 to add locations of shipping plugins.

Updated 15 February 2017. Included default scores folder.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Groovy Music Mark-up

Added 04 Sep 2006 (last updated 30 Mar 2009)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in allows you to mark up a Sibelius score before exporting it as a MIDI file in order to open it in Sibelius Groovy Music.

The plug-in contains detailed instructions -- just click Help after running it from the Plug-ins menu.

For Sibelius 5, use the shipping version of this plugin.

Plug-in written by David Harvey.

Create Insert Symbol Plugin for Sibelius 4

Added 26 Nov 2006 (last updated 09 Aug 2011)

For use with Sibelius 4 and Sibelius 4.1

This plug-in lets you create and install new plug-ins that, when run, will insert a chosen symbol of a chosen size into a score. If you assign a shortcut to the new plug-ins, you will have, in effect, a way to assign a shortcut to an individual symbol.

The generated plugins will be put by default in the Zymbols subfolder of your user Plug-ins folder. The name will include the symbol name, the size, its attachment status, and its position offsets.

In order to assign shortcuts to the newly-created plug-ins, you must first close and restart Sibelius, so the new plug-ins will be loaded.

For Sibelius 5 and later use Create Insert Symbol Plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Get Page Count

Version 01.07.00
Added 15 Dec 2006 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Get Page Count stores the number of pages in a score (at the time the plug-in is run) into the Other Information field of the File > Score Info. This makes the number of pages available for use in text fields (such as \"Page x of y\") if the $MOREINFO wildcard is used. (The full text would be \"Page $PAGENUM of $MOREINFO\"). If the number of pages changes, the plug-in should be rerun, but any wildcards will be automatically updated.

Updated 4 April 2010. In Sib 6 or later, the plugin will store the page count both in the full score and in each part, so a footer containing the MOREINFO wildcard will be correct in the parts.

Updated 5 April 2010 to allow you to specify different Score Info locations for the page count data.

Updated 21 June 2012 to allow count to exclude Special Page Break title pages and following blank pages.

As of Sibelius 7.1.3, you can use the NumPages wildcard, and this plugin should not be needed.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Chord Diagrams

Version 01.20.00
Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 24 Jun 2012)

For use with Sibelius 5

Adds chords diagrams at the same location as selected chord symbols. The chord voicings are determined by what is currently selected in the Create Chord Diagram dialog.

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

This plugin will run in Sibelius 6, but it should not be needed. Use the new ability of chord symbols to hide or show diagrams instead.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Delete or Update Title Page

Version 01.20.00
Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Deletes title pages that use hidden bars (with staff type or instrument changes). Also deletes Sib 5 Special Page Break title pages or selected blank pages.

Can also convert title pages created using hidden staff changes into Sib 5 Special Page Break pages. Manual adjustment of position of text will be required.

Renamed from Update Title Page on November 27, 2007

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Exchange Staff Contents

Version 01.25.00
Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Swaps the contents of 2 selected staves. If two staves are selected, they will be swapped. If more than two staves are selected, the top and bottom staves are swapped.

Updated 1 July 2012 to fix problems with irregular bars and some unusual selection.

Updated 4 November 2012 to fix problems with partially selected bars. Thanks, Laurence! Please note that you should not use dragged-box passage selections with this plugin - use keyboard or click-shift click selecting instead.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Create Insert Symbol Plugin

Version 02.05.00
Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 08 Mar 2016)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Lets you create and install new plug-ins that, when run, will insert a chosen symbol of a chosen size into a score. If you assign a shortcut to the new plug-ins, you will have, in effect, a way to assign a shortcut to an individual symbol.

The generated plugins will be put by default in the Zymbols subfolder of your user Plug-ins folder. The name will include the symbol name, the size, its attachment status, and its position offsets.

In order to assign shortcuts to the newly-created plug-ins, you must first close and restart Sibelius, so the new plug-ins will be loaded.

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Updated April 13, 2009. Added the ability to choose vertical position of a staff symbol relative to a selected note.

Updated 22 July 2009. Added ability to center a symbol horizontally in a bar, and also the ability, in Sib 6, to turn off Magnetic Layout for inserted symbols

Updated 13 October 2010. Fixed bug that ignored clef change in bar 1.

Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 user file location compatibility

Updated 22 October 2011 to fix Sib 7 file changes.

<0>Updated 7 March 2016 to have default be symbol be first selected symbol, if any.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Insert One Symbol

Version 01.85.00
Added 06 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Inserts a symbol to a selected location. It is meant to have a shortcut assigned to it, to give Sibelius the ability to effectively assign a shortcut to a symbol. Updated to list Sibelius 5 symbols.

To determine which symbol will be inserted, a dialog comes up the first time you run the plugin in a session, or if you run the plugin with no selection. The dialog lets you select a symbol, its size, and whether it is attached to a system or a staff. The dialog lets you put several symbols into a list, which is saved across Sibelius sessions. By re-running it and selecting a different symbol, you change the symbol that will be inserted when Insert One Symbol is run.

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Updated April 13, 2009. Added the ability to choose vertical position of a staff symbol relative to a selected note. Also, Insert One Symbol Show Dialog is no longer required. Now the dialog comes up the first time you run the plugin in a session, or if you run the plugin with no selection. A checkbox on the dialog will let you run the plugin with no dialog showing.

Updated 22 July 2009. Added ability to center a symbol horizontally in a bar, and also the ability, in Sib 6, to turn off Magnetic Layout for inserted symbols

Updated 13 October 2010. Fixed bug that ignored clef change in bar 1.

Use this version for Sibelius 5 and later. For Sibelius version 4 use the plugin Insert One Symbol for Sibelius 4.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Hidden Instrument Change

Version 01.76.00
Added 22 Oct 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Adds an instrument change to No instrument(hidden).

This is equivalent to using Create > Other > Instrument Change > Others > No instrument (Hidden) with no clef and no warning text. Assign a shortcut if you will use it often.

Updated 22 October 2009. This update restores the original instrument after a passage selection, which it did before Sibelius 6.1

Updated 5 January 2010. This update lets a change at the start of the first bar hide the initial clef. Also, if you run with no selection it brings up some options to allow you to choose warning text.

Updated 24 March 2010 minor bug fix.

Updated 27 April 2010.

Note that there are 2 ways that the plugin might not restore the original instrument as of Sibelius 6.2. The first is if you make a non-passage (blue box) selection. So if you want the restoration, always make a passage selection. The second way is if you select a single bar, and have turned off the Note Input Preference Restore Original Item After Single Bar Selection. If you want the plugin to restore the original instrument, you must turn this preference on.

Updated 15 May 2010. New option to Always restore instrument in single bar selection (on by default).

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Add Rehearsal Marks to Double Barlines

Added 08 Nov 2007 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in simply creates a rehearsal mark on every double barline in your score.

Plug-in written by Neil Sands.

Save Score With Date

Version 01.20.00
Added 17 Mar 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plugin saves a copy of the current score, combining the current date and/or time with the file name. The original score remains open and unchanged. This is useful for making date-stamped backup scores. The plugin requires a simple one-time setup to determine the format of the date on your machine. It allows you to choose one of a number of formats for the saved file name (such as file_03132008.sib or 081303_file.sib), and it will remember your preferences.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Highlight Entire Selection

Version 01.07.00
Added 07 Apr 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Adds a highlight to all selected staves, rather than just the top staff (which is what Create Highlight does). The highlight is not continuous, but is one Highlight line per selected staff.

Updated April 10, 2008 to allow coloring the highlight, and to delete selected highlights in addition to adding them. There is now a dialog that can be turned off after the first display.

Updated April 12, 2008 to fix endpoint on single bar selections

Updated 31 May, 2010 to include Comment user colors if Comments are present

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Remove Selected Highlights

Version 01.03.00
Added 10 Apr 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Removes any highlight lines within the current selection.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Cautionary Time Signatures

Version 01.05.00
Added 22 Apr 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 4, Sibelius 4.1, Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Forces all selected time signatures to use cautionary or to not use cautionary.

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Current Dynamics

Version 01.20.00
Added 03 Oct 2008 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Displays the most recent dynamics marking (expression text or hairpin) for each staff in the score at the start of the selection. The list is in the debug trace window, which can stay on screen after the plugin runs.

Updated 7 October 2008 to allow multiple dynamics at same location and improve choice of dynamics for multi-stave instruments.

Updated 12 May 2009 to show multiple adjacent hairpins.

Updated 14 August 2011 to filter out some expression text that is unlikely to be dynamics

Updated 16 October 2012 to change Dynamics text to be recognized as Expression text that matches a list of dynamics words.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Hidden Key Signatures

Version 01.10.00
Added 22 Jan 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 5, Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plugin turns the \\\"Hide\\\" property on or off for selected key signatures. This is the same as using the \\\"Hide\\\" property in Create Key Signatures.

This is a companion to the Cautionary Time Signatures plugin.

Updated 2 April 2009 for internal code cleanup

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Advanced Calculator

Added 10 Sep 2009 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in is designed for Sibelius 6 as a Sibelius-inclusive calculator. The classic calculator interface allows you to input equations, including variables derived from the score.

The plug-in also remains running as long as you would like for as many equations as you like. There is built-in memory so your solution remains after every time you hit Enter, so that it may be used for the next equation.

In other words, it functions just like a real calculator would just within Sibelius.

Plug-in written by Roman Molino Dunn.

Add Authentic Jazz Flips

Added 08 Jan 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

The default fonts, symbols and lines provided with Sibelius, including Inkpen2, do not currently contain an authentic-looking jazz articulation called a flip. A flip (sometimes called a turn) looks somewhat like half of a flying seagull and is used to indicate the pitch rising above a first note and then dropping down to a second note. The item most similar to a flip that is provided with Sibelius is the guitar bend staff line.

This plug-in allows you to bulk replace guitar bend staff lines with flips created from a provided TIF graphic. The recommended usage is to create your score using guitar bend staff lines in all the places where you want to have flips, and when the score is near completion, run this plug-in to replace the bends with flips.

By inserting flips as graphic items, it ensures that they will be preserved if your score is submitted to SibeliusMusic.com or if you send the score file to another Sibelius user (an engraver, publisher, etc.), regardless of the fonts you and the recipient have installed.

This plug-in is for visual purposes only and has no effect on sound playback.

This plug-in requires that you move the flip.tif graphic included in the archive you download to your user's application data folder, which is by default C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\flip.tif for Windows XP, C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming for Windows Vista/Windows 7, and /Users/username/Library/Application Support/flip.tif for Mac OS X. If your folder is located elsewhere or the TIF file is missing, the plug-in will advise you on how to correct the problem.

Plug-in written by Ed Hirschman.

Install New Plugin

Version 02.01.00
Added 08 May 2010 (last updated 15 Mar 2016)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Moves a Sibelius plugin file, which is typically downloaded and unzipped from the Sibelius Plugin Download page, into a subfolder of your user plugins folder.

The intention is that the file is unzipped to a convenient location (the same one every time), and the plugin will get the list of available subfolders, and let you choose which folder should get the plugin. You can also create a new subfolder.

The plugin does itself need to be installed before you can use it, so you will still need to follow the instructions on the Sibelius Plugins Download page to install it (in Sib 7 use the plugin installer).

Updated 9 August 2011 for Sib 7 user file location compatibility

Updated 29 February 2012 to clarify the fact that it installs .plg files and not .zip files.

Updated 14 April 2014 to fix incorrect folder names in Sib 7.5

Updated 26 February 2016 to greatly improve file copy speed.

Updated 12 March 2016. It will now let you install a folder of plugin (.plg) files, checks for duplicate plugins, and by default copies rather than moves the original plugin file.

Updated 15 March 2016. If the plugin finds a plugin that is already installed it will issue a warning but will not replace the installed plugin.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Delete Versions in Folder

Added 10 Jun 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in deletes all the versions from the current score, or all open scores, or all of the Sibelius scores in a folder (optionally including subfolders), leaving only the 'Current Version' in each score.

Plug-in written by Jan Kok.

Insert Bars with Different Time Signatures

Added 14 Aug 2010 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plug-in can be used to insert many consecutive bars with different time signatures in a single step. It is particularly convenient to insert many bars with alternating time signatures. The bars will be inserted before a passage selection or at the end of the score if there is no passage selection. The time signature at the insertion point is restored at the end of the inserted bars.

Plug-in written by Andrew Moschou.

Run Plugins By Name

Version 01.81.00
Added 11 Aug 2011 (last updated 17 Feb 2017)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Run Plugins By Name lets you find plugins to run by name in a sorted list.

Recently run plugins are shown at the top of the list, in most-recently run order first, followed by all the other plugins in alphabetical order.

By default you select a name in the list, and click the Run button or type enter to run the plugin. If you want to work more with a mouse, there is an option to run a plugin by simply clicking on a list entry. That does not work for the currently selected entry (the click must change the selection to run), so to run that plugin, type Enter or click Run.

Assign a shortcut to this plugin to have a list of recently run plugins easily available.

Updated 14 December 2011 to give better file name information when there are plugins with the same menu name.

Updated 31 December 2011 for better error recovery when a plugin is renamed or deleted.

Updated 13 October 2-12 adding option to change the maximum number of recent plugins on the list.

Updated 12 August 2014 to allow specifying zero ''recent'' plugins.

Updated 6 October 2014 to speed up the list sort so it starts up faster.

Updated 16 January 2017.The option to run a plugin when the list box was clicked has been disabled for Sib 7.5 and later because the list box appeared to receive a click before a user could click on it. It is still available for Sib 6 and 7.1.3.

Updated 13 February 2017. Added a Find button so you could search the plugin list without needed to know the exact name. I am adding a PDF document to the zip file explaining some intricacies of using the find button.

Updated 15February 2017. Some bug fixes, and rearranged dialog to fit a laptop screen better. Clicking the "Find button default" button now takes effect immediately.

Updated 17 February 2017. Rearranged dialog buttons slightly to make it easier to switch between Find and list mode. Each has advantages based on context.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Edit Initial Instruments

Version 02.20.00
Added 14 Sep 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Allows you see view and change the initial instrument assigned to each staff in a score.

This can be particularly useful if you open a score created prior to Sibelius 4, where sometimes the conversion to newer versions of Sibelius causes instruments to be assigned to unnamed treble or bass staves, which play back as piano.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Export Manuscript Paper Unchanged

Version 01.04.00
Added 21 Sep 2011 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

This plugin will export the active score with no changes (all music, text, bars, etc., are unchanged) as Manuscript Paper. This is comparable to how Sibelius 6 exported Manuscript Paper. Note, though, that you will need to restart Sibelius to see the new Manuscript Papers in the File New list.

In File:Export:ManuscriptPaper, Sibelius 7 removes music, text, and all but 8 bars, which is often, but not always, desirable, so this plugin offers an alternative.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Open Selected Parts

Version 01.16.00
Added 22 Dec 2011 (last updated 16 Sep 2014)

For use with Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Provides a multi-selectable list of parts in the current score. Select the parts you want open in tabs, and deselect the ones you do not want open

This can be very useful for doing things like importing house styles into all open parts, and similar multi-part operations.

Updated 23 December 2011. Made change to ensure window opened in tabs.

Updated 5 April 2012. A new version uses a non-checkbox multi-select list - needs Sib 7.1.2. The earlier version (Open Selected Parts Checkbox) is also available as is a document describing its uses.

Updated 21 November 2012. Fixed crash if the plugin closed all parts and no full score were open. Now the plugin will reopen the full score if all parts are being closed.

Updated 16September 2014 to fix possible bug in array sort.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Replace Symbol

Version 01.08.00
Added 25 Apr 2013 (last updated 07 Mar 2014)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Replaces one symbol with another, which is normally not possible in Sibelius.

You can choose the name of a symbol that is in your score to be replaced, the type the name of the replacement symbol. If the replacement symbol is also defined in the score, you can use the Copy text button to avoid retyping.

The symbol name is case sensitive and must be typed exactly as defined in the Insert Symbol dialog. Note that some symbols have the same name, and this plugin cannot differentiate between such symbols.

Updated 2 May 2013 to make the dialog button larger to avoid truncating text.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

My Plugins

Version 02.00.00
Added 26 Jan 2016 (last updated 18 Jan 2017)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Provides a list of plugins that can be run using the shortcuts in the list. The list can be edited by the user without editing the plugin itself, using the Customize feature. This lets you add plugins to a list in a specific order which will remain until you customize again. Each of the up to 35 plugins will have a specific one character shortcut (1-9 and a-z) so it should make having a working set of plugins easier to manage.

Updated 10 Feb 2016. Now there will be a set of default shipping plugins that will appear in the list until the list is customized so there will be a starting point.

Updated 3 March 2016. Changes default shipping set. Added options to trace list and import list from a file and sort the list.

Minor change to allow blank lines in the text import file

Updated 16 March 2016 to widen some dialog buttons.

Updated 31 March 2016 to always check for duplicates at startup, not just when customizing

Updated 3 April 2016 to improve an error message

Updated 18 January 2017. Dialog was laid out differently to allow all 35 possible plugins to be listed without scrolling. New option to run plugins just by clicking in the list box or typing a letter was added for Sib 7.1.3 or later."

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

Impose Sketch onto Template

Version 3.02
Added 17 Aug 2016 (last updated 30 Jan 2017)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Impose Sketch onto Template

For use with Sibelius 6.x, 7.x and 8.x.

This plug-in will impose the structure of a piano vocal score, sketch score or any score that you need to extract the structure from, onto a template file, transferring time signatures, key signatures, tempo text (tempo, repeat, metronome mark, etc.), bar number changes, special barlines (double, repeat, dashed, final, etc.), system symbols, system lines (rit, 1st endings, etc.), and rehearsal marks.

The plug-in will not work on a file which starts with an irregular first bar. In this case, you will need to make the bar regular again by deleting its’ contents before running the plug-in. Once the information has been transferred to the template score, you can use the plug-in ‘Add pickup bar’ to add the irregular bar back to the template score, and then go back to the original file and reinstate the irregular bar and its’ contents by performing edit > undo.

Usage

1. Setting up the template file

The template file must:

  • have only one bar
  • have no key signature (open key)
  • have no time signature (set up as 4/4, then manually delete)
  • use a title wildcard (\$title) to transfer the sketch title
  • use a subtitle wildcard (\$subtitle) to transfer the sketch subtitle

Title, header, composer and any other system text that forms part of the template file should be attached to the first bar, as it would be usually.

Tip: If you are adding the contents of the sketch staves to the template file, setting ‘auto system breaks’ to every 4 or 8 bars (depending on the content density) gives better page distribution of material which can then be tweaked as necessary.

For ease of navigation to the template file, it seems to help if it is located in the same folder as the sketch file. This will shortcut the menus to the relevant folder when opening and saving the template. It can also help to set the default saving location to the folder that contains the sketch file and the template file. This path can be set by going to Sibelius > Preferences > Saving and Exporting > Saving Scores.

2. Running the plug-in

  1. Open the file you want to extract the bar structure from.
  2. Run the plug-in and follow the on-screen instructions.

The plug-in may be found (by default) in the following locations:

  • Sibelius 7.x, Sibelius 8.x: Home tab > Plug-ins
  • Sibelius 6.x: Plug-ins menu > Other

For a video showing how the plug-in works, click the link: https://youtu.be/8b-RzPx7H5I

Thanks to Neil Sands for his support and advice on the creation of this plug-in.

Version history

Version 2.01 adds the option to include the sketch staves on the bottom of the template, and also the option to add their contents.

Version 3.01 adds the option to transfer the title and subtitle of the sketch score to the template file so long as those fields are utilised in 'score info’. This update also separates the metronome mark and metric modulation text styles from the standard tempo text so that they can be selected independently, and adds the option to select Timecode. Sketch score brackets, braces and barlines will now correctly transfer to the template file if the option to add the staves is enabled. This update also offers a filename for the ‘save’ dialog box, and users are able to specify a filename extension for the template file in order to distinguish it from its sketch counterpart.

Version 3.02 fixes a bug when using the plug-in with Sibelius 8.3 and higher, which would add a stray double bar between bar 1 and 2 if Key Signatures were selected to impose.

Plug-in written by Tom Curran.

Add Rehearsal Mark Plus Double Barline

Version 01.05.00
Added 06 Dec 2016 (last updated 06 Dec 2016)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

Adds a consecutive Rehearsal Mark and a double barline to the start or end of a selected bar. By default it will add them to the start of the bar containing the first selected object, but if you run the plugin with no selection, it will bring up a dialog that will let you change whether insertion is at the start of end of the bar.

If the bar is at the start of a system, the double barline will appear at the end of the previous system, which is actually the same location.

This would be a good plugin for a shortcut.

Upgraded 6 December 2016. The plugin will now work if you select a barline. If you select a barline for the first bar in a system it cannot tell if the leading or trailing barline is selected, and will ask you where to put the objects.

Plug-in written by Bob Zawalich.

No Duplicates Paste

Version 1.0
Added 16 Jan 2017 (last updated 16 Jan 2017)

For use with Sibelius 6, Sibelius 7.1, Sibelius 7.5 and Sibelius 8.x

For Sibelius 6, 7, 7.5 and 8

This plugin pastes a selection without doubling lines and text when bars are partially selected.

It supersedes the Complete Copy and Paste plugins which are now deprecated.

It has the following advantages over them:

  • Conventional copying is used. No copy plugin is required.
  • It does not affect the draw order of notes, lines or text in any way.
  • It supports multipaste, ie copying a passage as many times as possible in a selected passage.
  • By default, Sibelius has two shortcuts for pasting. Shift+Insert is the least used of the two, so it can be assigned to this plugin if desired.

Many thanks to Bob Zawalich for his encouragement and technical contributions to this plugin.

Plug-in written by Kenneth Gaw.